|Publication number||US7124902 B1|
|Application number||US 10/948,482|
|Publication date||Oct 24, 2006|
|Filing date||Sep 24, 2004|
|Priority date||Sep 24, 2004|
|Publication number||10948482, 948482, US 7124902 B1, US 7124902B1, US-B1-7124902, US7124902 B1, US7124902B1|
|Original Assignee||I Jang Industrial Co.,Ltd.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (10), Referenced by (7), Classifications (8), Legal Events (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention relates generally to a rack, and more particularly to a rack with a linear guide allows for linear movement.
Generally, a rack is to be fixed at a certain place to hold and store articles. However, in some special locations, such as supermarkets and storehouses, the size and number of racks are too big and any relocation and sorting of articles require large amount of time and labor, resulting in waste of time and labor force as well as increasing cost. Consequently, this kind of fixed rack is not desirable.
Therefore, an ideal and practical rack is called for to solve the above problems.
In light of this, this invention intends to propose a new rack structure.
1. This invention proposes a new rack which can move linearly on the sliding rail.
2. The rack is posed on the sliding rails by its slide rest. The length of the sliding rails can be decided according to the need and allows the rack to move linearly within it. This is more convenient and saves time and labor force as well.
3. With the convex sliding rail and compartmental rollers, the rack can move smoothly with a linear guide.
4. The connection of the rails allows easy extension without tools.
5. The braking device can control the rack to move or stop easily.
6. The cushion at the end of the slide rest can reduce the shock and noise on impact the end of the rail.
The above is a detailed description of the technical features of this invention. Any adjustment and revision of this invention should be subject to the invention and within the scope prescribed by the patent.
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The invention includes a rack body 10, composed of several shelves 11 and stings 12 of several directions (in this case, there are four directions). There are pre-set plugholes 13 at the end of each sting 12.
There are also slide rests 20, divided into two groups and set at the ends of the two stings 12 of the rack body 10. This □ type slide rest is made of metal plate and has a rut 21. At both ends of the slide rest 20 there are standing columns 22 to fit into the pre-set plugholes 13 at the end of each sting 12 of the rack body 21.
The invention further includes a compartmental roller 30, fixed at the both ends of the rut 21 of the slide rest 20 by horizontal axis hitch 33. This compartmental roller 30 can be divided into left roller 31 and right roller 32, between which there is a compartmental rut 34. The bottom edges of the left and right rollers 3132 are both bulging from the slide rest 20.
There are two parallel sliding tracks 40, each is composed of several independent sliding rails which are connected and fixed (via bolts) on the floor at the position of the rack 10 to bear the two slide rests 20. The rails 41 42 can be connected by flange 44 and concave rim 43. The section of the rail is convex, in the middle of which there is a convex edge 45 (see
The invention also has a blocker 46, fixed at the end of the rail 41 to stop slide rest 20 and keep the rack 10 on the rail 40.
Also, there is a braking device 50, installed at the connecting part between the slide rest 20 and the compartmental roller 30 and composed of a T type plate 51 and an elastic device 52. At the end of the T type plate 51 there is a horizontal board 511 protruding from the slide rest 20 to serve as controlling button. The vertical board 512 at the bottom of the T type plate 51 passes through an opening 23 at the slide rest 20. A through-hole 513 at the bottom of the vertical board 512 can catch the middle part of the axis hitch 33 between the left and right rollers 31 32. The bottom rim 514 of the vertical board 512 can catch the convex rim 45 of the sliding rail 41 when the vertical board 513 is at the first angle and brake the rack 10 (see
The horizontal end of the slide rest 20 can have a cushion 25 (such as rubber cushion) to reduce the shock and noise generated by the impact on the blocker 46 at the end of the rail. The rack revealed by this invention can be put on the sliding rails by the slide rest 20 at the bottom and move linearly at pre-set length. With the braking device 50, the rack 10 can move and stop at any place on the rails.
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|U.S. Classification||211/162, 211/151, 211/46|
|Cooperative Classification||A47B53/02, A47F5/0093|
|European Classification||A47B53/02, A47F5/00M2|
|Jan 5, 2005||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: I JANG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CHEN, HSIN-YUEH;REEL/FRAME:015522/0887
Effective date: 20040914
|May 31, 2010||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Oct 24, 2010||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Dec 14, 2010||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20101024